By Rukhshana Media
United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan has announced that half of Afghanistan’s children under five, an estimated 3.2 million are expected to suffer severe malnutrition by the end of the year and “without immediate treatment, at least a million are at risk of dying.”
UNAMA warned in a report released on Tuesday, October 5 that “acute food insecurity is affecting 14 million people in Afghanistan.”
The warning was issued after two representatives from UNICEF and WFP visited Herat city and met with young mothers and families who were struggling to make ends meet.
According to WFP surveys, “۹۵ per cent of households in Afghanistan are not consuming enough food, adults are eating less and skipping meals so their children can eat more,” the statement reads.
Since the start of 2021, WFP has helped 8.7 million people in Afghanistan, according to the report.